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Joanna Baillie
(1762-1851) born on
Sep 11
Scottish poet, dramatist. Her plays, mainly in verse, were highly praised at a period when serious drama was in decline; wrote her "Plays on the Passions," 3 vol., 1798-1812.
         
   
F
It is so seldom that a young fellow has any inclination for the company of an old man. . .

R
The mind cloth shape itself to its own wants
And can bear all things.
A
He that will not give some portion of his ease, his blood, his wealth, for other's good, is a poor, frozen churl.
N
How do men act, when they together stand,
on the last perch of this swiftly-sinking wreck?
Do they not bravely give their parting cheer,
And make their last voice loud and boIdly sound
Amidst the hollow roarings of the storm?
K
Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Trial," Act IV, Sc. I, 1798.
R: "Rayner," 1804.
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N: "Constantine Paleologus," Act V, Sc. I, 1804.
K: "The Family Legend," Act 11, Sc. 2, 1810.
   


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